That’s the impression Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto left us when speaking on the subject, at least. You may remember the Wii U’s unique capability of streaming the console’s video output to the controller’s screen. It’s not hard to see why using the controller anywhere around the house would be desirable, but apparently it just doesn’t work that way.
“Without going into the whether or not it is physically possible to use the device throughout your house, the device is designed for you to have your Wii U controller and television in the same room. They are designed to interact with one another,” Miyamoto explained. Unfortunately, he doesn’t go into any more detail, so we’ll just have to file this with the other missing hardware info. For now, though, it seems we’re as tethered to the TV as we’ve always been, only this time with invisible wires.